Blue is the new Black/Flower Power showcases a new selection of sculpture, glass, textiles and ceramics by designers and artists from the North-West.
Venue: Bluecoat Display Centre, College Lane Entrance, Liverpool L1 3BZ.
New Formations, autumn showcase, opens on 25 August and features glass and ceramics from emerging designers Brodie Nairn and Nichola Burns.
Venue: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1.
Souk, Scripts and Soundbites – Arab Weekend, 26-27 August, is a two-day event based around Middle Eastern culture, featuring music, food stalls, calligraphy workshops, costume presentations and a talk by Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif. In addition, Arabise Me, the first pan-Arabic arts event in the UK, will launch on Friday 25 August.
Venue: V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7
Hidden Art Cornwell Design Fair, 26-28 August, exhibits furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics, glass and jewellery from Cornish designers.
Venue: Godolphin House, Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall TR13 9RE.
Fresch – International Frankfurt Fair, 25-27 August, is a free two-day design event in Frankfurt’s Anlagenring park, featuring installations and interactive projects.
Venue: Anlagenring, Frankfurt.